Another lead from Wesley Smith and Matthew Epinette at Bioethics.com on a report that Korean researchers have reported in the Korean Times that they will soon publish that they have produced beta islet insulin producing cells from umbilical cord blood. The abstract of the unproofed “in press” article is free here, at the website of the Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. You can also purchase access to the unproofed article.
“Induction of human umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells with embryonic stem cell phenotypes into insulin producing islet-like structure.” Bo Sun, (a,b), Kyung-Hwan Roh (a,b), Sea-Rom Lee (a,b), Yong-Soon Lee (a) and Kyung-Sun Kang (a,b). (a)Laboratory of Stem Cell and Tumor Biology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; (b) Adult Stem Cell Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2007.01.069
Article in Press, Uncorrected Proof
Received 29 December 2006. Available online 24 January 2007.